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Shopping with top designer is a win-win for boutique and American Heart Association

Shopping with top designer is win-win for boutique and charity

Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Karina Barbieri, Josie Natori and Ruchi Mukerjee
Karina Barbieri, from left, Josie Natori and Ruchi Mukherjee. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Tina Alavrez and Adrianna Blair
Tina Alavrez and Adrianna Blair. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Tony Bradfield, Fady Armanious, Kevin Black
Tony Bradfield, from left, Fady Armanious and Kevin Black. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Chloe Nguyen, Duyen Huynh, Lauren Nguyen
Chloe Nguyen, from left, Duyen Huynh and Lauren Nguyen. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Chris Goins, Christina Stith
Chris Goins and Christina Stith. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Tracie Pierce, Julie Haralson and Beth Wolff
Tracie Pierce, from left, Julie Haralson and Beth Wolff. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Lu Caltigrione and Sharon Worley
Lu Caltigrione and Sharon Worley. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Leila Gilbert and Bobbie Nau
Leila Gilbert and Bobbie Nau. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Neil Hamil models Irena, Yuan Yuan
Neil Hamil models Irena and Yuan Yuan. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Issa Chou, Bethany Buchanan
Issa Chou and Bethany Buchanan. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Maricarolyn Stith, Kelsey Tarpinian, Christina Stith
Maricarolyn Stith, from left, Kelsey Tarpinian and Christina Stith. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Ilene Allen, Joanne Crassas, Chris Kase
Ilene Allen, from left, Joanne Crassas and Chris Kase. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Karina Barbieri, Josie Natori and Ruchi Mukerjee
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Tina Alavrez and Adrianna Blair
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Tony Bradfield, Fady Armanious, Kevin Black
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Chloe Nguyen, Duyen Huynh, Lauren Nguyen
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Chris Goins, Christina Stith
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Tracie Pierce, Julie Haralson and Beth Wolff
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Lu Caltigrione and Sharon Worley
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Leila Gilbert and Bobbie Nau
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Neil Hamil models Irena, Yuan Yuan
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Issa Chou, Bethany Buchanan
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Maricarolyn Stith, Kelsey Tarpinian, Christina Stith
Tootsies Josie Natori brunch Ilene Allen, Joanne Crassas, Chris Kase

What: Shop With Heart Card brunch featuring designer Josie Natori, .

Where: Tootsies.

The 411: The bubbly flowed and the brunch bites enticed when Ilene Allen, Julie Haralson and Roz Pactor saluted Shop With Heart Card volunteers. Although the 10 days of shopping the discounts with the Heart Card were over, Tootsies contributed a percentage of sales on this day to the American Heart Association, which benefited in full from the $40 card price. (This is similar to the American Cancer Society's Holiday Shopping Card, which comes out each November.)

Bonus for the gals perusing the racks was the presence of Natori, whose fall collection was presented in an informal fashion show.

Who: Bethany Buchanan, Issa Chou, Tina Alvarez, Karina Barbieri, Beth Wolff, Kevin Black, Leila Gilbert, Christina Stith, Bobbie Nau, Lu Caltigirone, Ruchi Mukherjee, Maricarolyn Stith and Kelsey Tarpinian.